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Rolan_Kraps
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« on: November 19, 2014, 10:56:31 pm »

I posted about this over in the Metaphysical area.
I am a Cowboy Action Shooter (if you don't know what that is, check out www.sassnet.com).
I and some of my more "Right Headed" friends have been exploring Steampunk and Westernpunk, and adding their influences in our game.

To that end, I present the Munitions Ambulator
Whole Cart   

Left side   

Left side Detail   

Gun Rack SASS Number   

Gun Keepers   

Thermometer   

Rear Box Detail   

Key Box Mustache   

Right side   

Grip Frame Detail   

Front box Open   

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 11:12:10 pm »

Cool build, but... the wheels man! Plastic!

Just kidding, it does look nice.

Oh, just a quick reminder to step carefully with the modern firearm discussion... and politics.
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Rolan_Kraps
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 11:16:05 pm »

Yeah, I tried to get the brass paint to take.  I'm not sure it will.
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Wilhelm Smydle
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:35:09 pm »

There are a few shops that sell traditional wood wheels with steel rims.
A lot of the civ war and rev war reinactors use the same suppliers.

You can make them yourself but it take a bit to figure things out on your own.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 11:39:48 pm »

Yes, I've seen them; however, most that you find are decorative, and this piece has to work pretty hard at matches.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 02:17:48 am »

Love it mate!!!
the use of the valve handles to hold the riffles in is brilliant!
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 02:34:10 am »

Nicely done.  You'll have to share the reactions you get from fellow shooters.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 04:29:39 am »

I have the wooden artillery wheels for mine.

Got it from  Big Sky Bob some years back.  He sold under the name 'Cart-Right Carts'.  Sadly, he has shuffled off this mortal coil, there will be no more.  You might check the Wire to see if anybody knows where he got the wheels - I think they may have come from an Amish wheelwright.


Cheers!

Chas.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 10:39:05 am »

You could do steampunk hubcaps. I've seen a few done.   Wooden circle, metal with rivets, photograph of clock mechanism, plastic cogs painted black. plastic fan blades painted bronze which she said needed priming with a universal surface preparation spray.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2014, 04:41:38 am »

http://www.amishwares.com/site/1504461/page/45031

For one example.


Cheers!

Chas.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2014, 06:05:48 am »

Very nice, sir.

I find the red rubberized valve handles a bit jarring, though; unless you have some legal/regulatory/safety-related requirement, you might consider replacing the rubber with a more æsthetically-harmonious leather-looking bicycle-grip tape.
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 09:48:08 pm »

  Very nicely done, Sir!
  You might consider Bare-Metal Foil for the wheels (although it would be a goodly amount of work to get the stuff installed).
  Another option would be metal-spoked wheels...or possibly leather spoke covers, or cordwrapping over the plastic spokes and slide-on brass tubing for the hub.
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 10:10:53 pm »

A lovely piece of work - and packing some serious firepower! It looks like a true labour of love. I must admit upon seeing it I fantasised you could add a firebox, boiler and pistons to make it self propelling - a hissing, clanking Stempunk Segway!

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2014, 01:13:23 am »

best way I've found to get paint to stick to plastic is to wash it with soap first then a good drying and sanding the sharp edges (or scraping them with a sharp knife or razor blade) and scuffing any really shiney spots. shiney spots and sharp edges tend to have the paint roll away if you don't fix them. then I paint it with a coat of krylon fusion spray paint, black works great as a primer for most other paints. when I spray a gold or brass color, less is more. a light dry coat looks better than a gooey thick layer, and it is much less likely to dissolve the krylon underneath. drybrushed gold or brass seems to take a clear sealer better, at least for me. it stays more metallic looking, while a sprayed on gold ends up dull instead of shining. let everything dry well between the different paints. leave it somewhere warm or at least sunny will help things dry well too.

you could get some quarter round trim and cut segments to sit against the sides of the plastic spokes. small wood screws can pass through the spokes and hold the opposite wood section. just make sure the stagger the screws so they don't collide in the middle of the spokes. you can install them from the back if you want to hide the screws more. stain the wood or paint it works. even just painting the wheels something other than metallic will be easier and make them appear more like painted wood, which works just fine on cannons!

excellent use of the valve handles to hold things in, very good indeed!

kudos on it all!
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2014, 04:08:28 am »

A friend of mine is going to put wood spokes on the wheels for me.  I'm not sure what he's planning; however, he said it will be VERY steampunk.  I used the cart today for the first time.  It did very well however, the pistol frame handles were not long enough.  I'll be working on that!
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2014, 05:38:50 am »

  It often turns out you have to add to a project...or modify after!
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Wilhelm Smydle
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2014, 06:26:54 am »

It could be fun to build a Rube Goldberg style range.
Or something similar to the Victorian shooting gallery.
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2014, 10:47:24 pm »

Some new additions.  I feel pretty good about it now.

Telegraph Key 1   

Telegraph Key 2   

Telegraph Key 3   

   
Box closed with Tentacle   

Box Open with Tentacle
   
   
Gears   


Rear Box Tentacle   

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2015, 09:44:31 am »

Ah-frickin'-mazing.
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